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Apple Releases Fourth Beta of watchOS 5 to Developers

Apple Releases Fourth Beta of watchOS 5 to Developers

Apple on Tuesday seeded beta four of the watchOS 5 update to developers. The new beta comes two weeks following the release of beta three.

Apple’s release notes for the watchOS 5 beta reveal a number of known issues, which can be viewed on the Apple Developer site.

Developers will need to have the proper configuration profile, which can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is installed, the beta can be downloaded using the dedicated “Watch” app on the iPhone by going to “General” -> “Software Update.”

The Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery remaining, and be placed on the charger and be in range of the iPhone. We would recommend strongly that this beta only be installed on devices other than your day-to-day device, as it is an early beta version.

The watchOS 5 update is compatible with Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3 Apple Watch models. It cannot be installed on first-generation “Series 0” Apple Watch models.


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